Zarathustra, an enlightened master who lived around 5000 years ago in Persia (now Iran), founded the Zoroastrian religion and Mazdaism (the quest for wisdom). His teachings influenced Greek philosophy, which means the love of wisdom. His purpose was to elevate humanity to higher consciousness and self-awareness. Healing involves a profound change in our essence – it's like a kind of alchemy. This isn't about turning metal into gold or water into wine; it's an internal shift, transforming us into awakened beings.
Being is our true nature, and to achieve this transformation, mere satisfaction with who we are is insufficient. The teachings of Mazdaism focus on inner work and are passed down through oral tradition. This wisdom has been shared "mouth to ear" over centuries since Zarathustra's time. The Magi, who were close to Zarathustra, learned directly from him and passed on the wisdom through spoken tradition to others.
Come unto me, O Ye, the best, and Lord of Wisdom, and reveal Thyself to me, so that my words may be heard not only by the Society of Magians, but by others as well.
(Gathas: Yasna 33-7)
Zarathustra proclaimed that Mazda, representing Wisdom, is the Ultimate Intelligence and Wisdom. He taught that we, as humans, can attain a similar level of intelligence and consciousness as Mazda when we establish a connection with and expand our inner wisdom. He inspired us to strive for "Mazda-hood" by realizing our true selves (Haurvatat - perfection through realization) and purifying our inner being.
The two gifts of perfection and eternity, O my Lord, shall lead the people to spiritual and inner light.
(Gathas: Yasna 34-11)
Personal growth is an ongoing journey towards transformation. Just as a caterpillar can't become a butterfly if it's content being a caterpillar, we too must strive for progress. Zarathustra's teachings didn't call for abandoning one's religion, culture, or traditions; rather, he aimed to unite humanity through wisdom and goodness. He encouraged us to align our lives with "Good Thought, Good Word, and Good Deed," regardless of our diverse forms and beliefs.
"The best life is for the one,
who turns towards light,
and sheds light to others."
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